DEPARTMENT/PROGRAM: Emergency Overnight Shelter
REPORTS TO: Team Leader/Executive Director
PURPOSE: Alliston Out of the Cold (AOTC) provides safe, respectful, and welcoming overnight accommodation, meals and supports to those experiencing or at-risk of experiencing homelessness and/or food insecurity in New Tecumseth and the surrounding areas. We are committed to facilitating connection to further services, resources, and community.
We believe that homelessness and/or food insecurity is a crisis that a person is experiencing; and that this experience does not define a person. Our goal is to provide services in which individuals experiencing poverty feel safe, supported, and welcome.
The AOTC Emergency Overnight Shelter (EOS) Program offers overnight shelter to individuals and couples experiencing homelessness during the winter months. As a short-term, housing-focused shelter, the program is intended to bridge the gap between entering into homelessness and moving into safe and sustainable housing. Staff and volunteers work collaboratively to serve adults and youth (16+). The EOS program is available for up to 8 guests per night, 7 days a week. Our focus is on provision of shelter while providing resources for community-building. Our aim is to support guests in feeling that they belong to and are engaged in the community.
We are currently seeking someone to assist in the seamless functioning of the shelter throughout the night. Shelter Workers will work 3-4 12-hour shift, from 9PM-9AM, on a rotating basis. Successful candidates will be placed on an alternating schedule to cover shifts throughout the duration of the week.
Please note: This is a TEMPORARY, FULLTIME contract position, working exclusively NIGHT SHIFT.
Oversee shelter operations, particularly during the overnight hours.
Appropriate and thorough communication.
Participate in maintaining housing-focused atmosphere.
Carry out daily cleaning routine and protocols
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY: All employees are responsible for carrying out work in a way that does not adversely affect their own health and safety and that of others. All employees are expected to learn, understand, and adhere to health and safety policies and procedures and keep up to date on any changes, particularly as it relates to new/emerging information related to COVID-19 safety measures.
AOTC has strict health and safety protocols, including active screening and appropriate use of PPE during shift. All employees are expected to learn, understand, and adhere to the specific measures implemented in compliance with the recommendations of the local public health authority.
SCHEDULE/WORKING CONDITIONS: Full-time, contract, starting as soon as possible. Includes combination of weekend and weekday shifts in rotation.
Working within an emergency shelter can often be a tense and unpredictable environment, where consistency and confidence are vital. Successful candidates will be entrusted to ensure that policies and procedures are followed and that the expectations of both the guests and staff/volunteers are met.
Alliston Out of the Cold is a progressive work environment committed to the principle of employment equity, to respecting diversity and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and organizational needs.